Maternal Instincts: Our Favorite Movie Mamas

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  • 050212 celebs movie mamas Irma p Hall Soul Food
  • 050212 celebs movie mamas juanita moore imitation of life
  • 050212 celebs movie mamas alfre woodard something new
  • 050212 celebs movie mamas cicely tyson diary of a mad black woman
  • 050212 celebs movie mamas lynn whitfield madeas family reunion
  • 050212 celebs movie mamas lynn whitfield eves bayou
  • 050212 celebs movie mamas jennifer lewis think like a man
  • 050212 celebs movie mamas diana ross double platinum
  • 050212 celebs movie mamas angela bassett malcolm x
  • 050212 celebs movie mamas diahann carroll claudine
  • 050212 celebs movie mamas claudia mcneil raisin in the sun
  • 050212 celebs movie mamas esther rolle rosewood
  • 050212 celebs movie mamas whoopi goldberg long walk home
  • 050212 celebs movie mamas whitney houston sparkle
  • 050212 celebs movie mamas oprah winfrey women of brewster place

Alfre Woodard, Something New and Love & Basketball

The only thing Woodard's characters had in common in these two films was her daughter, played both times by Sanaa Lathan. In Something New, Woodard portrayed Lathan's pushy mother who disapproves of her taste in men, while in Love & Basketball, she disapproves of her life choice to play basketball rather than become a perfect wife and mother.


(Photo: Courtesy Gramercy Pictures)

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